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HALF-PAID HEROES: Working Women, COVID-19, and #LatinaEqualPay Day
October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
While on average, women earn 82¢ for every $1.00 men earn, women of color routinely experience much wider wage gaps due to the compounding effects of gender and racial discrimination. COVID-19 threatens to widen those disparities. Join us on #LatinaEqualPay Day, the last equal pay day of the year, for a virtual event with Chicago leaders on working women, COVID-19, and the racial and gender pay disparities that continue to exist in our country.
Featuring: Illinois State Rep. Anna Moeller; Cherita Ellens, President and CEO of Women Employed; Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, Linda Xóchitl Tortolero, President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción; Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza; and moderator Kelly Saulsberry, Director of Policy and Outreach for the City of Chicago, Commission on Human Relations.
The event will be livestreamed. RSVP to our Facebook event Half-Paid Heroes:Working Women, COVID-19, and #LatinaEqualPay Day and stay tuned for details on where to watch!
The Equal Pay Day Chicago coalition and our partners are working to lift up the voices and experiences of women of color in conversations about the wage gap. That’s why this year, we are holding Chicago’s annual equal pay event on Latina Equal Pay Day in recognition of the fact that we cannot close the wage gap until ALL women are paid equitably.